22nd Annual Literary Festival at ODU: October 11-15, 1999


E. Ethelbert Miller, 22nd Annual ODU Literary Festival

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



Webb University Center

Author/Artist Bio

E. Ethelbert Miller has been the director of the African-American Resource Center at Howard University since 1974. He is the author of Andromeda (1974), The Land of Smiles and The Land of No Smiles (1974), Migrant Worker (1978), Season of Hunger/Cry of Rain (1982), Where are the Love Poems for Dictators? (1986) and First Light (1994). He is also the editor of Synergy: An Anthology of Washington D. C. Black Poetry (1975), Women Surviving Massacres and Men (1977), and In Search of Color Everywhere (1994), which was awarded the 1994 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award. The anthology was also a Book of the Month Club selection. In 1979, the mayor of Washington D. C., proclaimed Sept. 28, 1979, as "E. Ethelbert Miller Day." Miller was awarded the Mayor's Art Award for Literature in 1982. He received the Public Humanities Award from the D. C. Humanities Council in 1988. His most recent book of poetry is Whispers, Secrets and Promises (1998).


Miller read with Luisa A. Igloria and Mike Kelly on Tuesday, October 12th, 1999 at 4:00 p.m.


No video available.

This document is currently not available here.